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The 3rd edition of AOC EW Asia will examine technological and conceptual means of ensuring success for regional nations and allies across the spectrum of operational activity. The future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats will be explored, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD), where some potential opponents are excelling. The conference will bring together the EW, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA), SIGINT, C4ISR communities and more to consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, across the Asia-Pacific region.  

Call for Papers

The AOC is soliciting original unclassified, English language papers for the Singapore conference from international leaders, military personnel, subject matter experts and leading thinkers from the government, military, academia and industry.

Submissions are due by October 5, 2018. Potential speakers are invited to note the conference sessions topics and specific areas of interest, which can be found here. Company and product briefs will not be accepted; company information should be limited to 1 or 2 slides.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together government, military, industry, academia, small business and other stakeholders for discussions on the operational challenges facing the practitioners of these IRCs, and to explore possible technological and tactics/procedural solutions. To stimulate wider interest and inquiry into these issues, the symposium and related activities and events will be open to registration by government, industry and academia representatives without regard to their AOC membership status (both AOC Members and non-members may register) except that access of foreign and any other persons may be restricted as necessary in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.               

The symposium agenda will focus on the role of information operations in maintaining the conditions for continued peace and stability within the region and will feature presentations and panels from senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders.

Draft Agenda Now Available! Click here to view.

Keynote and Distinguished Speakers Announced!

Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (Invited)
Air Commodore Phillip Champion, RAAF, Regional and Multinational Engagement Advisor Strategic Planning and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command, J5RA
Brigadier General Dagvin Anderson, Deputy Director for Operations, , U.S. Pacific Command
Ms. Libby Liu, President, Radio Free Asia
Mr. Doug Jordan, Course Director, Information Related Capabilities Seminar, Joint Special Operations University

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here for information on sponsoring this event.

Register Today!

 

The Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations experts from around the world. This event brings together nearly 2,000 professionals from 25 countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors to gather for educational sessions, networking, and of course, exposure to a show floor brimming with cutting edge technologies and services.

Newly Announced Speakers!
Look forward to hearing from EW experts in industry, military, government and academia.

Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment
The Honorable Don Bacon, U.S. House of Representatives, NE-02
William Conley, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Electronic Warfare, OUSD for A, T & L
Brig Gen David Gaedecke, Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance
SES Jake Schaffner (invited), Senior Advisor for Technical & Mission Convergence, USD(I)
Brig Gen James Stevenson Jr., J3E Deputy Director, Joint, Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
Chris Bogdan, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Brig Gen James Stevenson Jr., J3E Deputy Director, Joint, Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations

Registration and Housing Open! Choose your pass, and register here!

It's not too late to be involved! Learn about Exhibition & Sponsorship opportunities for the 55th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention here

Register for Professional Development Courses! Check out the professional development courses we'll be offering during the convention! 
These include:

Space EW with Dave Adamy: We will cover spherical trigonometry, orbit mechanics  and radio propagation (on the Earth and in space). These subjects will be handled gently, without any mind numbing math – just enough to support the second day’s material. We will then apply these disciplines to practical space EW problems dealing with intercept and jamming of hostile radar and communication systems. 

Electronic Countermeasures - Theory and Design: The goal of this course is to educate participants in the the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analysing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness. EA in communications, radar, and infrared systems will be explored in detail.

PREMIUM SPACE AT SMALL BUSINESS SHOWCASE IS GOING FAST - SIGN UP TODAY!

 
Join us for the Small Business Showcase, powered by AOC and the National Spectrum Consortium. Enjoy networking among 2000 professionals from 25 countries, including representatives from over 65 AOC chapters from around the world. The Small Business Showcase will provide access to leaders from the government, military and the industry overall.

The cost to participate in the Small Business Showcase is just $3,000, but this is not your typical 10’x10’ booth, but premium shared space located right on the show floor. To see if you qualify, visit Small Business Showcase

 

The AOC elections are in full swing, with less than  two weeks left to vote the elections race is close. Your participation is critical. Your vote can make the difference.  Be sure to assess all candidates before casting your vote. There are ten At-Large Directors from which you should choose two and if you are in the following regions, Mid-Atlantic, Northwestern and Central you will also be voting for your Regional Director. You also have the ability to vote on changes in governance that were approved by the board of directors earlier this year.  Make your voice heard and vote now!

You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the 2018 Election Guide. This information describes the candidates' backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC. 

Learn more about suggested updates to our AOC Governing Documents!

If you do not know your login and password for voting (this was sent to you by Elections On-Line) click the vote now button and at the bottom of the page there is a forgot login data. When asked for your email please use the email address that you received this correspondence. You can also contact oneilin@crows.org with any questions concerning the elections. 

 

 

The key to effective jamming of surface-to-air and anti-ship missiles is producing a large angle tracking error in the associated radar. This webinar introduces the various methods of achieving that error using angle deception techniques. First, through a discussion of the classes of angle tracking, such as: lobe-on-receive-only (LORO) and monopulse, along with their vulnerabilities. The webinar will then focus on the primary forms of Electronic Attack (EA) that create angular errors, such as amplitude modulation, cross-eye jamming, and cross-polarization jamming. Finally, the presentation will conclude with guidance on how to integrate angle deception with other forms of EA, along with active and passive decoys, to develop an effective countermeasure.

Register here today!

 

The theme for this year’s CEMA conference is: “CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities". We will showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA’s top 6 priority areas: Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality. Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.  

Sponsorship opportunities available! Only 2 booths left! Act now! Click here.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers Announced!

Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke, Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S)
Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
Major General John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner, Director of Cyber G-3/5/7, U.S. Army
Mr. Patrick J. O’Neill, Director, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
Major General Gary Johnston, Commanding General, INSCOM

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register here!

Foreign Nationals who have not submitted paperwork must contact Linda Brogan immediately  linda.c.brogan.civ@mail.mil

 
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The Association of Old Crows is pleased to provide its online Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, & IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.

Featured Jobs:

- Systems Engigneer Sr: Lockheed Martin Co – Owego, NY
- Electronic Warfare Business Development Lead: Lockheed Martin Corporation – Washington, DC

Manage Your Career:
- Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials
- Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information
- Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)
- Access career resources and job searching tips and tools
- Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org

Recruit for Open Positions:
- Post your jobs, or your organization’s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them
- Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
- Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively

We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!

 

Russian EW ops have “relocated” over 600 vessels from their coastal waters to airports. Gamers have convinced Pokémon Go that they are thousands of miles away in remote locations to collect virtual prizes. - Once the province of highly skilled technologists, GPS signal spoofing is now available to every nation and every consumer. Recent work has shown that it is even relatively simple to spoof multiple GNSS constellations at the same time. This Webinar will explore the development of spoofing technology, provide examples of documented spoofing incidents, and discuss countermeasures that can be taken to help avoid being spoofed.

Click here to register!

 

The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:

Dr. William Conley, Deputy Director, OUSD for A,T&L

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here to for information about becoming a sponsor! 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required,  the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.     Note however,  no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.  

The theme for this year’s conference is “Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org. The deadline to submit is November 9, 2018.

 
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Officials have unveiled a built-to-scale model of a futuristic tilt-rotor drone that they hope meets the need for massive firepower and intelligence that Marines want to have their back or as their wingman in a fight. The Bell V-247 Vigilant is an unmanned, armed escort that, if demonstrations prove out, could be the hub of both delivering its own payload or coordinating fires from air, land, sea, space, cyber and electronic warfare nodes. (Marine Corps Times)

  

More details have emerged regarding the Air Force’s approach to conducting so-called multidomain operations. Such operations, officials have explained, involve providing a multitude of effects across several domains of warfare simultaneously in pursuit of a single objective rather than launching uncoordinated operations in multiple domains. (C4ISR Net)

  

Sometimes soldiers earn a battlefield advantage by seeing things differently. Night vision goggles, for instance, give fighters an edge by extending their sight beyond the normal visual realm. But scientists at Harris Corp. say they are making headway on another type of enhanced visualization. (C4ISR Net)

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Lockheed Martin has received a massive $1.12 billion contract from the U.S. government to produce 16 advanced F-16 Block 70 Fighting Falcons for Bahrain. The “undefinitized contract action award” means that the Royal Bahraini Air Force will become the first operator of the most advanced and capable version of F-16 ever designed. (National Interest Blog)

  

A counter-drone laser in use by the Army was on display here this week, giving Marines a glimpse at how they might melt drones soon. The Compact Laser Weapon System, or CLWS, is already part of the Army’s Mobile Expeditionary High Energy Laser program. It’s deployed on Stryker vehicle in Europe and has been used in field experiments. (Marine Corps Times)

Calendar
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Oct 2018
 
October 11, 14:00 - 15:00 EST
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Nov 2018
 
November 8, 14:00 - 15:00 EST